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Monday, December 17, 2007 - Tuesday, December 18, 2007

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 17 & 18, 2007

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 17, 2007 with all members present: Pickar, Huegel, Boge, Schueth, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Agenda for December 17 & 18, 2007, with addition of agenda topic for Conservation Board appointment.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve meeting minutes of December 10 & 11, 2007.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities and review foremen’s report.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on Resolution for RISE project to be added to the FY 2008 five-year road program.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 12-17-07-36. Resolution to Add Locally and FM Funded Project(s) to the Accomplishment Year of the 2008 Five Year Road Program Chickasaw County Resolution No.    1    BE IT RESOLVED:  That the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, initiates and recommends that the addition of the following project(s) to the Accomplishment year (FY 2008) be approved by the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) for improvement with local and/or FM funds for the period covering the current secondary road construction program.

 

Project Number
Local ID

TPMS #

Description of Work
Location
Section-Town-Range

AADT
Length
FHWA #

Type Work
Fund basis

Prior FY

Accomplishment year
($1000''s of dollars)

Previous Amount

New amount

Net change

RC-C019(72)--9A-19

Hwy 24 Turn Lanes
TPMS ID: 16224

Highway 24 / Highway 24: State Highway 24 Turning Lanes - RISE Project

S01:T95:R12

-2180

300 - Balance In Reserve
County
: Farm-to-Market

 

$0

$310

+ $310

Totals

$0

$310

+ $310

Recommended :  /ss/  Dustin Rolando, County Engineer  Date: 12-17-07

Approved:  /ss/  Virgil M. Pickar, Chair, Board of Supervisors    Date:  12-17-07

I, Judy A. Babcock, Auditor in and for Chickasaw County, Iowa, do hereby certify the above and foregoing to be a true and exact copy of a resolution passed and approved by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, at its meeting held on the 17th day of December, 2007.

/ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on FY 2007-2008 IDOT Secondary Road Department Budget Amendment.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Allan Powell, representing Jendro Sanitation, met with the Board to review FY 2008-2009 proposed recycling rates and 2008 Schedule for recycling/garbage routes. The new rate was proposed at $1444 per month, which is 2.92% increase over current year at $1403 per month, necessitated by increased fuel costs of 25 cents per gallon and 50 cents per hour personnel costs. The proposed increase was tentatively approved, pending total budget consideration for FY2008-2009.

 

Willis Hansen, as the Board of Supervisors’ appointee to the Compensation Board, met with the Board to discuss recommendation for elected officials’ salary.  Recent economic development events were also reviewed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to adjourn at 12 Noon.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Pickar, Huegel, Boge, Schueth, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Nursing Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board for approval of TeleMed Monitoring agreement with Honeywell.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Boge, to authorize Chairman Signature on Master Lease Agreement dated December 13, 2007 and subsequent Lease Schedules, by and between Lessee and Honeywell Global Finance LLC. for contract for TeleMed monitoring services. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plans for F092 – Smith Finisher (ID#58128) located in Section 36 of Bradford Township and D&D Farms Inc. (#ID61930) located at 2306 Odessa Ave., New Hampton in Section 28 of New Hampton Township.

 

Applicants and supervisor recommendation for the position of conservation board member were reviewed. 

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to appoint Tom Bernatz to a 5-year term, as Conservation Board member effective January 1, 2008.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Agreements were executed on behalf of the ISAC Auditor Association website for real estate and election data.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Agreement with Iowa Interactive for ISACA portal project.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on ASPIRE (Automated Statewide Portal for Integrated Real Estate & Election data) Agreement.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Agreement with Cost Advisory Services Inc. for FY 2008, FY 2009 and FY 2010 for cost allocation recovery at $3850.00 per year. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Kathy Showalter, representing Planscape Partners, met with the Board for Homeland Energy Solutions Agreement adoption.

 

Motion by Boge Seconded by Mattke, to adopt and approve Chairman Signature on Resolution for Approval of Agreement.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 12-18-07-37

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND AUTHORIZE SIGNING OF A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO HOMELAND ENERGY SOLUTIONS,  LLC. WHEREAS, one of the primary objectives of Chickasaw County is to stimulate, through public action and commitment, private investment in new industrial, commercial and residential development and; WHEREAS, Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC is building a 100 million gallon per year ethanol plant and has requested financial assistance from the County to help construct the improvements and; WHEREAS, the County has previously passed and approved Resolution 06-05-06-20 reflecting its intent to offer twenty (20) years of abatement of taxes for this project. WHEREAS, Chickasaw County desires to enter a Development Agreement with Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC, setting forth the understanding of the parties, and             WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has been presented with a form of Contract for Private Development which the Board finds to be satisfactory. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW  COUNTY, IOWA: Section 1.  The form of Contract for Private Development between Chickasaw County and Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC, a copy of which is attached hereto, is hereby approved. Section 2.  The Chairman and the County Auditor are hereby authorized to sign the Contract for Private Development, in substantially the form as approved, on behalf of the County. PASSED AND APPROVED this 18th day of December, 2007.  /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman  ATTEST:  /ss/  Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Homeland Energy Solutions’ Development Agreement, with includes High Quality Jobs Creation Agreement and RISE Grant application for road improvements at the site.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12 Noon.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

 

                                                                        ____________________________

                                                                        Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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